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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 -- 07-02-2009.jpg
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Limited
Also called Huatai-Hyundai Alpha i10
Inokom i10
Production 2007–present
Assembly Chennai, India
Predecessor Hyundai Atos
Class City car
Body style(s) 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Engine(s) 1,248 cc (1.2 L) I4
1.1L I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Length 3,565 mm (140.4 in)
Width 1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Height 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Curb weight 1000-1030 kg (M/T)
Fuel capacity 35 L (9 US gal; 8 imp gal)
Related Kia Picanto
Hyundai i10 rear view

The Hyundai i10 (called the Inokom i10 in Malaysia[1]) is a city car (hatchback) produced by the Hyundai Motor Company, launched on 31 October 2007, manufactured only in India, at Hyundai's Chennai Plant — and sold globally (not for South Korea). Replacing the Atos/Atos Prime/Amica/Santro (except in India, where the lower-priced Santro Xing is still being sold below it), it is marketed below the Getz and i20 (which replaces the Getz in most countries).

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Background

After the Santro/Atos Prime, Hyundai needed a model to replace it and started a hatchback project codenamed Hyundai PA. The car was to be manufactured in a new facility at Chennai, India.

Styling

The i10 has a large gaping air-dam, pulled-back headlamps, chrome-lined grill, integrated clear lens fog lamps, a bonnet that has a clam shell hint and a rear window with an upswept kink.

The tailgate has a chrome-lined boot-release handle and an integrated roof spoiler on the top- end versions.

Overall length (3565 mm) and wheelbase (2380 mm) are identical to the Santro with slightly more interior space; Ergonomic design was intended to accommodate tall drivers and increasing rear knee room. The width has been increased (and front and rear track) by 70 mm (2.8 in) for more shoulder room. The height has been reduced by 40 mm (1.6 in). Boot space at 225 litres (7.9 cu ft) is significantly lower than that of Getz.

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Interior

The interior has a plastic dash housing with an optional integrated stereo. The instrument binnacle has a large white-faced speedometer, flanked by the tachometer and fuel and temperature gauges.

The gear lever is built into the centre console, leaving space between the front seats for a couple of cup holders.

Engines

i10 iRDE 1.1

The i10 was launched with a 1.1 litre (called iRDE engine) 65 bhp (48 kW; 66 PS) I4 engine - the same motor used in the Kia Picanto/Hyundai Atos Prime/Santro Xing. However, it produces less CO2 emissions than the Picanto[citation needed].

i10 Kappa 1.2

The i10 also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol Euro-5 compliant engine (called the Kappa engine), with the same CO2 emissions as the 1.1 litre version. The spark plug of the 1.2L is non-standard.

i10 Diesel & i10 Electric

A 1.1 litre diesel variant is available but has not yet been introduced into the UK market. Hyundai recently launched i10 Electric in Delhi Auto Expo and is expected to be available in India by 2011.

Accolades and Feats

Hyundai i10 was widely recognized as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines and TV channels in India like BS Motoring, CNBC-TV18 AutoCar[2], NDTV Profit Car & Bike India[3] and Overdrive magazine. The car was conferred with the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) by automotive media of the country.[4]
In Malaysia the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through many awards such as the Best People's Car in the Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009 [5], 1st Place in Asian Auto-Mudah.my Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 in the Compact City Cars Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 5.0l/100km, which is not only the best performance in its category but also throughout all the participating vehicles in Malaysia [6]. The Hyundai i10 also won the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the Entry Level category [7].

In 2008, Hyundai commemorated 10 years of operations in India by initiating a trans-continental drive from Delhi to Paris in two of its i10 Kappa cars. The drive covered a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) in just 17 days after which the i10s were showcased at the Paris Motor Show in October.[8] At the Paris Motor Show Hyundai unveiled the Hyundai i20.

Safety

The i10 features ABS, EBD and other safety features, which earned it high scores on the Euro NCAP crash tests.[9]

  • Adult Occupant: 4/5 stars, score 26
  • Child Occupant: 4/5 stars, score 37
  • Pedestrian: 3/4 stars, score 21

The amount of safety features varies from market to market. While most countries have the i10 equipped with airbags for all passengers, the entry-level 1.1 manual transmission model in the Philippines can be sold without airbags.

Since launch and as of August 2009, electronic stability control (ESC) is still a special-order option for UK spec cars which prevents a full 5-star EuroNCAP score.

References

External links

Official sites

Review/miscellaneous sites


Simple English

The Hyundai i10 is a car produced by Hyundai since 2008. It is the successor of the Atos, and were based on the Kia Picanto's platform.

Engines

  • 1.1 49 kW (66 hp)
  • 1.25 57 kW (78 hp)
  • 1.1 CRDi 55 kW (75 hp)
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